European literature will be presented through literary translations from Belgium (Wallonia-Brussels), the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and, for the first time, from Ukraine.
Places where people can find the writings are Casa Italia and the Goethe-Institut, and Nha Nam Book & Coffee at 3 Nguyen Quy Duc Street, Hanoi.
The European Literature Days offer valuable literature for all. Children’s books from Europe have a long tradition in the Vietnamese book market. They are known for being beautifully crafted, taking their audience seriously, and transporting them to different worlds through compelling stories and colorful illustrations.
Highlights of this year’s edition are children’s books by the immensely popular Saigon-based Belgian writer ECO (Eddy Coubeaux) and short stories by Gianni Rodari, considered the most important Italian children’s author of the 20th century. century.
Readers will also meet novelists from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary and Italy, some of them very popular and with a large readership in Vietnam.
Vietnamese writers will also be invited to the stage of the European Literature Days to present their latest poems and prose to a curious readership. As always, the European Literature Days are a marketplace, a platform for cultural exchange and a place of entertainment. The cultural exchange between Vietnam and Europe, new creative products from Europe in excellent translations are the core of the festival.
Later, the European Film Festival will run from May 19 to June 5 in four cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hue and Cantho, followed by the Vietnamese European Documentary Film Festival in June.
The Embassy of Ukraine, special guest of Literature Days and Film Festival 2022, will launch the anthology of Ukrainian and world poems, translated and produced for the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Ukraine. Europe Day will be celebrated with two Czech anti-war novels: “The Fate of the Good Soldier Švejk during the World War” by Jaroslav Hašek and “Hitler’s Money” by Radka Denemarková.
European Literature Days 2022 is a cultural event to celebrate European Day on May 9.
In Hanoi, Europe Day has been regularly celebrated in recent years with several activities. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, this year European diplomatic representations and cultural institutes are once again welcoming the Hanoi public to their writers.